Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush median real estate price is $114,696, which is less expensive than 84.9% of Illinois neighborhoods and 90.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush is currently $1,131, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 85.9% of Illinois neighborhoods.
Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Rock Island, Illinois.
Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 23.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 89.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 47.9% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.3% of American neighborhoods.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 11.9% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.
Do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 63.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Did you know that the Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush neighborhood has more Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.
Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush neighborhood in Rock Island are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 27.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 77.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush neighborhood, 47.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.6%), and 10.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush neighborhood is English, spoken by 74.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (23.4%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush neighborhood in Rock Island, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (30.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (8.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.4%), among others. In addition, 14.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Rock Island Arsenal / Greenbush neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (81.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.